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Crist not worried about Greer probe

Gov. Charlie Crist said he is not worried about his role as a state's witness in the criminal case against his handpicked GOP boss Jim Greer and how it might affect his U.S. Senate bid.

"No a whole lot. I'd rather it hadn't happened, obviously, but I have such an abundance of faith in the fairness of Floridians," he said in an interview with the Times/Herald's Steve Bousquet.

Crist, who said he has not retained an attorney, said the vast majority of voters have no interest in the Greer case. "It’s intriguing I guess," he said by phone as he was driving in Miami, "but I guarantee you these cars that are going by me now they don’t have a clue and they don’t really care."

Crist flew from Pensacola to Miami this morning for campaign fundraising events. Asked why he is listed as a witness, he said, "I don’t know why. I can’t tell you anything about it. But I’m happy to do anything to bring justice to bear."

He said he submitted an affidavit to clear the air. "I thought it was the right thing to do," he said. "I wanted to make it crystal clear that (Victory Strategies) was something that I had nothing to do with. The truth is in writing."